February 22, 2017
IME Property will take centre stage tonight as the match ball sponsor at the Scottish Cup replay between Hibs and Hearts at Easter Road.
The fifth-round tie between the two sides ended in a nil nil draw at Tynecastle two weekends ago, resulting in a replay across the city at Easter Road.
The bitter rivals will go head-to-head again this evening in front of a sell out crowd.
"With three Jambos and two Hibees amongst our staff there is always plenty banter flying around in the run up to an Edinburgh derby," commented IME's managing director, Iain Mercer.
"And as a business which is a entrenched in the local property market we regularly deal with people from the maroon and green side of the city. The opportunity to be match ball sponsor and further raise IME's profile was too good to miss," he added.
It's the second year in a row that IME has sponsored a Scottish Cup derby. Last year Hibs ran out 1-0 winners at the same stage of the competition after a 2-2 draw at Tynecastle in the first tie.